Doctor of Education with a Major in Leadership

Valdosta State University
Degree Level Doctoral
Total Credit Hours 55

Program Description

The doctoral program in leadership (Ed.D.) develops capable, ethical, and diverse leaders who wish to effectively lead 21st century educational institutions and other organizations. This program connects the knowledge and inquiry skills developed in the core curriculum and research courses to the increasingly complex world of restructuring and organizational improvement. Students work with their academic advisor to select a cognate area that best fits their professional and academic goals. Cognates include: Organizational Leadership, Curriculum Leadership, Technology Leadership, Higher Education Leadership, and Special Education Leadership.

Admissions Information

A)Must hold a master’s degree from a regionally- accredited institution. B)Minimum graduate GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 Scale. GPA will be calculated on all attempted graduate coursework. C)GRE and MAT scores are only one of the factors considered in admissions decisions. These test scores are not the sole criteria for admission. D)Recommended minimum scores for GRE: Verbal score of 425/148; Quantitative score of 425/140, and Analytical score of 3.5 (old scoring system - 425) E)Recommended minimum scores for MAT: New scoring system - 390. Old scoring system - 36.